BACKGROUND & PURPOSE
GRADUATE ATTRIBUTES are the qualities, skills and understandings a university agrees its students should develop as part of their degrees (Bowden et al., 2000).
While many universities have adopted and implemented their own sets of Graduate Attributes (GAs), the names and definitions of these attributes vary substantially between universities and no universal model of GAs has been proposed to date.
In a previous study, we used lists of GAs from 27 universities across the UK to construct a universal model of graduate attributes. We identified 43 attributes and grouped them into 7 categories.
In this survey you will be given the names and descriptions of these attributes and your task will be to place each attribute into one of the pre-defined categories. Based on your decisions in the Categorisation Task you may be asked some follow-up questions. This survey will help us validate and refine our model by looking at how you and other participants decide on the appropriate category for each attribute.